Pieter Cornelisz van Soest

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Four Days Battle, 1666.

Pieter Cornelisz van Soest (born ca. 1600-1620, flourished ca. 1640–67) was a Dutch marine artist, especially prolific in battle-pieces.

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Little is known about him. In 1642 he became Poorter of Amsterdam where he was recorded until 1667.[1] Among his subjects are the Battle of the Downs and the Second Anglo-Dutch War, particularly the Raid on the Medway. Van Soest also depicted the ships Comet Star and Eendracht. His paintings usually have a panoramic view of the battles. Van Soest rendered ships with delicate brushstrokes, while a light impasto is a feature of his skies.[2]

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